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David Grist
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I am using the LFX.ctb to print. 

What if I want one of my lines to plot in color?

Is there a way to use Site Color for lines?

-David

 

 

 

 

 

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Amanda Berry Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 9:39 am
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Hi David,

 

In this case, you should set either the object properties or the layer properties to use a True Colour. These are different from the index colours in that .ctb files ignore them and they always print true to colour.

 

Here's more information: True Color Tab (RGB Spectrum)

 

-Amanda

David Grist Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 9:59 am
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Thank you very much.

 

Amanda Berry Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 11:55 am
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David,

I was answering another forum post and remembered another new tool - we added the ability to create solid coloured lines in concept graphics. Here's more information on that too.

Concept Lines

 

-Amanda

David Grist Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 1:21 pm
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Thanks for that. 

Just want to make sure I have this right.

Say that I want to have a line on my drawing print in a colour AND be 0.70 mm. I would set up the layer so it has a True Color and adjust the lineweight, too. Then, that layer would print in the specified True Color at .70 mm thick. Yes?

Also, do the Color Books work like True Color, in that they will override the Land F/X line colours?

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Amanda Berry Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 3:57 pm
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The width of the concept line won't follow typical ctb plotting widths. Instead, it will set the width based on the actual 1:1 scale size in your plan. The intent is to make something like a 6" or 0.15m curb width, or a 2'/0.6m wall width.

 

Yes, colour books work like true colour. They will override the ctb settings and will always print true to colour.

 

-Amanda

David Grist Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 4:57 pm
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Okay, but what if it’s not a concept line. Say it’s just a polyline in a drawing. I know I can change the color by selecting a True Color. What’s the proper way to change the thicknesses?

 

Amanda Berry Pending Moderation
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02/13/2019 @ 5:22 pm
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David,

 

There are two ways to change thickness of a polyline in CAD:

  1. Select the polyline, open the properties palette, and change "Global width". This is tied to 1:1 scale too, as with what I mentioned above.
  2. In properties, or in Layer settings, change the set Lineweight. This can be tied to your end plot 0.7mm weight you were talking about. Make sure you check "Plot Object Lineweights" in your plot options for this to actually plot through to your PDF/plotter.

-Amanda

David Grist Pending Moderation
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02/14/2019 @ 10:26 am
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OK. Thanks for making it clear. 

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